5.00–6.00: Welcome Reception (Trinity Long Room Hub)

Book Launch of Beckett’s Theatrical Notebooks with Faber & Faber

From 6.15: Welcome drinks (Doyle’s Pub)



9.30–11.00: Olga Beloborodova: “Beyond the Skullscape: Extended Cognition in Samuel Beckett’s Prose” (TLRH: Neill)

11.00–11.30: Coffee (TLRH: Hoey)

11.30–1.00: S. E. Gontarski: “Samuel Beckett and the Re-fashioning of Irish Modernisms” (TLRH: Neill)

1.00–2.30: Lunch (The Buttery)

2.30–5.30: SEMINARS

“Beckett and Irish History”; Feargal Whelan (TLRH: Neill Theatre)

“Beckett’s Manuscripts”; Dirk Van Hulle & Mark Nixon (TLRH: Galbraith)

“Performance Workshop: Sculpting Beckett in Space”; Sarah Jane Scaife (Beckett

Centre: Players Theatre)

“Reading Beckett’s Drama: Happy Days, Play, and Not I; Jonathan Heron (Beckett

Centre: Seminar Room)

6.00–8.00: Launch and Reception, How It Is: Part Two (Samuel Beckett Theatre)

From 8.00: Dinner (Kennedy’s Pub)



9.30–11.00: Pascale Sardin: “Samuel Beckett & Barbara Bray: a Thirty-Year Collaboration” (TLRH: Neill)

11.00–11.30: Coffee (TLRH: Hoey)

11.30–1.00: Katherine Weiss: “‘Of her tenacious trace’: Samuel Beckett and Contemporary Art” (TLRH: Neill)

1.00–2.15: Lunch (The Buttery)

2.15–5.15: SEMINARS

6.00–8.00: Beckett Behind Bars (Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin 8)



9.30–10.50: “Beckett’s Manuscripts” seminar, special session for MS group (Henry Jones Room, Old Library; meet at West Entrance of Old Library)

11.00–1.00: “Beckett and Laughter” plenary “long table” (TLRH: Neill)

1.15: Meet at Pavilion Bar (inside Lincoln Place gate) for tour

1.30–6.00: Tour of the Beckett Country, led by Feargal Whelan

From 6.30: Beckett and Contemporary Irish Writing (TLRH: Neill)



9.30–11.00: Nicholas Johnson: “Samuel Beckett and Border Thinking” (TLRH: Neill)

11.00–11.30: Coffee (TLRH: Hoey)

11.30–1.00: Behind the Scenes: The Beckett Archive at Trinity College Dublin

1.00–2.15: Lunch (TLRH: Hoey)

2.15–5.15: SEMINARS

5.30–6.00: Guided tour of the Old Library / Book of Kells

From 8.00: The Infamous Pub Quiz (Location TBC)



9.30–11.30: SEMINARS (final meeting, preparing presentations)

12.00–1.00: In Conversation: Joe Caslin and Leah Kenny (TLRH: Neill)

1.00–2.30: Informal 2019 photograph and Lunch (TLRH: Hoey)

2.30–4.00: Seminar presentations (TLRH: Neill)

5.00–6.00: Performance Workshop presentation (Beckett Centre: Players Theatre)

6.00–6.15: Official 2019 photograph (Beckett Centre: Players Theatre)

7.00: Assemble at Front Gate for walk to Brother Hubbard

From 7.30: Closing Banquet (Brother Hubbard)




Third Participant Symposium of the Beckett Summer School, 10:00 – 2:00

Galbraith Seminar Room, Trinity Long Room Hub